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Tarawai ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

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Tarawai Surf Guide

Tarawai in East Sepik is an exposed reef break that has reasonably consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northeast. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave direction is from the northwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Tarawai Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tarawai:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tarawai occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Tarawai (for consistent clean waves)?

octoberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Tarawai with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of October. Clean surfable waves are typically found 32% of the time in October while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 53% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Tarawai surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Tarawai is Wewak International Airport (WWK) in Papua New Guinea, which is 63 km (39 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tarawai is Sentani (Jayapura) Airport (DJJ) in Indonesia, 312 km (194 miles) away.

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Tarawai Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 8 March 2021, 23:30 Local Time
Tuesday 09
Wave (m) 0.7
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 10
SE 10
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Tarawai

Surf stats for Tarawai, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Tarawai

Wind stats for Tarawai, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Tarawai Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.0
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s33.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s44.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Januarius Kaien from Papua New Guinea
“Tarawai Island is located west of Wewak and is the last island in East Sepik Province towards the border of West Sepik Province. Tarawai Island is about 500 metres away from Wallis Island.

Trawai Island is one of the beautiful island in East Sepik Province. The people are very friendly and welcome strangers any time. The islanders earn their income through fishery.”

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